SAN DIEGO STATE 2012-13
Earned all-Mountain West Conference honors in the 100 butterfly at the conference championship meet ... She captured third place in the finals of that event with a time of 54.29 ... Her mark of 53.94 in the prelims entered the SDSU record book as the second-fastest time in program history ... Recorded the program's fifth-fastest time in the 200 individual medley when she went 2:04.04 at the 1013 Mountain West Championships ... During the season had three first-place, four second-place and seven third-place finishes ... Two of those first-place finishes came in the dual meet vs. Fresno State on Dec. 1 when she won both the 50 butterfly (25.17) and the 100 butterfly (55.78) ... A member of the 2013 Mountain West All-Academic Team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011-12
Member of the 200 medley relay team that registered the fifth-fastest time in school history (1:43.10) at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. ... Was also on the 200 medley relay team that went 1:44.44 (10th fastest time in program history) at the quad meet vs. Rice. Washington State, TCU and UC Diego on Jan. 6 ... Her 400 medley relay time of 3:50.63 at the Arena Invitational went in the Aztec record book as the sixth-best ... Turned in a time of 55.47 in the 100 butterfly at the 2012 Mountain West Championships, fifth-best mark ever by an SDSU swimmer ... Recorded five second-place and one third-place finish in dual meet competition during the season ... Named to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
A four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming at Clovis East HS in Clovis, Calif. ... Coached there by Brian Sharar ... Became only the fourth swimmer in Central Section history to win eight individual titles (maximum possible) at the section championships during her prep career ... Section record holder in the 100 butterfly as she established a new record each of her final three seasons ... Earned NISCA Girls High School All-America honors in both the 100 fly and 100 breaststroke ... won both of those events at the CIF meet her final three years at Clovis HS ... Tied the section record in the 100 breast ... Holds school records in the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 individual medley and 50 free ... Was also a member of the 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams that set school records ... Named All-Around Swimmer of the Year ... A Scholar-Athlete award honoree.
Competed for the Clovis Swim Club for nine seasons where she was coached by John McGough ... A U.S. National qualifier ... Swam at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, where she represented American Samoa.
Loreen Noehealani Whitfield was born Aug. 6, 1993, in Fresno, Calif. ... Daughter of Danette and Paul Whitfield ... Enjoys reading and walking ... Favorite athletes are swimmer Rebecca Soni and soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo ... Was also recruited by Washington State, Brigham young, Kentucky and Fresno State ... Majoring in biology at San Diego State.